From taking in the sights to taking in a show, Mazatlan is full
of things to see and do.
You could easily find a nice resort hotel to spend your Mazatlan
vacation in, but if you make the time to go out on the town, we have
a few suggestions for Mazatlan Entertainment.
- Aquarium : Av. de Los Deportes 111
Mazatlan Entertainment : Be sure to visit Mexico's largest Aquarium.
See the shark tank or the tropical garden with some really big
crocodiles. The aquarium also has shows daily with a diving exhibition,
Sea Lion show and a bird show. To find the Aquarium, just drive
down Av. del Mar and watch for the blue sign that says Aquario.
Adults around $5 dollars and kids around $2.
- Baseball (Beisbol) : Estadio
Mazatlan has a baseball team called "Los Venados". They
heat up the field with their AAA team between October and early
Spring. Tickets are available at the stadium.
- Bull Fights : Av. R. Buelna & la Marina
Every Sunday from mid-December through Easter, bull fights are
held at the Plaza Monumental at 4:00 pm. Tickets vary in price
according to seating and good seats can be quite expensive.
- Festivals :
Mazatlan's Carnival has been going on for over a hundred
years now, and is famous for this Mardi Gras celebration. The
party usually begins the week before Ash Wednesday (late Feb./early
Mar.) and ends on Shrove Tuesday (the day before Lent) with a
parade of floats.
The Festival of the Arts begins in mid October and continues
to mid-December. The program includes Mexican folk dancing, ballet,
and classical music.
- Tourist Shows :
The Hotel Playa Mazatlan has a buffet style diner show
every Tuesday and Friday at 7:00 pm called "Fiesta Mexicana".
The 3 hour show features Mexican Folk Songs & Dancing. Admission
is around $30.00 USD (kids half price) and reservations can be
made through a travel agent or by calling: 913-53-20.
The El Cid, however, is not to be outdone with its "Folklore
Fiesta" diner show every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm. The
show truly does a good job of capturing the flavor of Mexico.
Admission is around $30.00 USD (kids half price) and reservations
can be made through a travel agent or by calling: 69/133-333.
- Movies : Av. Camaron Sabalo
If a relaxing night at a nice air-conditioned movie theater sounds
appealing, you can find the latest Hollywood releases (with Spanish
sub-titles) at Cine Gaviotas in the heart of the Zona Dorada.
- Shopping : Benito Juarez & Ocampo
If you want to sample the flavor of an authentic Mexican Market
Place. Old Mazatlan is the place to go. You will find a large
block all under one roof, filled with everything from T-shirts
to pigs feet at bargain prices. The selection of merchandise
really is quite large, so if you are looking for a bargain, you
know where to go.